CBS Los Angeles sports anchor Jim Hill has been accused of an act of domestic violence involving coronavirus and a golf club.
In documents obtained by TMZ Sports, Lori Lee — who describes herself as Hill’s “domestic partner” — alleges the broadcast legend used a golf club to pin her against a wall by her neck in a March 14 incident at their home.
She said the incident occurred after she questioned Hill, 73, about a luggage tag on his golf bag from the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas when he said he had gone to Texas to visit his sister.
Lee alleges Hill became enraged, grabbed a club and “raised it into the air in a baseball stance” while yelling “don’t touch my f–cking golf bag.” Lee claims she feared for her life and cowered in a fetal position but Hill never swung at her.
She also claims that Hill told her he thought he had COVID-19 after going to a recent Los Angeles Lakers game and “licked her face in an aggressive manner.”
Lee said she called police and filed a report. She additionally alleges in the documents that there is a history of domestic violence dating back to Spring 2019.
A judge has granted Lee and her nephew, who lives in the home, a restraining order against Hill. He must move out of the house and stay least 100 yards away from the two.
A court date is scheduled for Wednesday, April 22.
Hill’s attorney, Linda Savitt, released a statement to TMZ Sports saying “Jim Hill denies the allegations.”
“This was a strategic maneuver on the part of Ms. Lee on the eve of a pre-scheduled mediation to resolve their personal relationship. We understand and anticipate she is withdrawing the allegations,” the statement said.
Hill played in the NFL from 1969-1975. He began his career as a sportscaster with CBS Los Angeles in 1976, according to the station’s website. He briefly left but rejoined the station in March 1992.
He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in May 2006.